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A Cabinet reshuffle of a number of deputy ministers took place at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago.

Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva tweeted Palitha Range Bandara, Eran Wickramaratne, Ranajan Ramanayake, Anoma Gamage and Karunaratne Paranavithane were at the Secretariat.    

Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena said four state ministers and four deputy ministers were sworn in today.

Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva was appointed as National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minister while Public Enterprise Development Deputy Minister Eran Wickramaratne was appointed as State Minister of Finance.

Palitha Range Bandara was appointed as State Minister of Irrigation and Wasantha Senanayake was appointed as State Minister of Foreign Affairs.  

Meanwhile, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane was appointed as State Minister of Public Enterprise Development.

Ranjan Ramanayake was given the additional post of Kandyan Heritage Deputy Minister while Karunaratne Paranavithane was appointed as Vocational Training Deputy Minister and Lasantha Alagiyawanna was sworn-in as Deputy Minister of Finance and Mass Media.

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  • sam Wednesday, 31 May 2017 12:37 PM

    waste of time and human resources via DM iOS App

    OBSERVER Wednesday, 31 May 2017 12:54 PM

    HOW MUCH YOU MIX A CARDS PACK FILLED WITH JOKERS,YOU STILL FIND A JOKER ONLY.

    Sunil Wednesday, 31 May 2017 01:07 PM

    This will certainly not make a significant improvement in the already dismal performance of the government.

    gamini Wednesday, 31 May 2017 01:22 PM

    Sujeewa Senasinghe must be given a senior rolea very competent and,qualified and a loyal UNP memberMr Sirisena,please make sure that his abitions are corrected

    itskills Wednesday, 31 May 2017 01:33 PM

    Appointment of Mr. Eran Wickramaratne as State Minister of Finance is a very clever move. He was a former Chairman of a bank and an expert in the subject. Will help Mangala in the area.Even Mr. Harsha De S's appointment as deputy to Prime Minister's ministries is a good move. Other ones are not so significant.

    Mohan Wednesday, 31 May 2017 01:34 PM

    Finally Dr. Harsha has been given something related to economy and Eran too. I think these two were very good moves. They also seem to be happy.

    Appu Wednesday, 31 May 2017 01:35 PM

    To spend more poor tax payers money and extend foreing borrowing via DM Android App

    rasheed Wednesday, 31 May 2017 01:37 PM

    All our Ministers are Jack of All Trade.

    Casanova Wednesday, 31 May 2017 01:42 PM

    Get rid of the jokers, give the country to the top private sector directors, country will prosper in no time.

    haris Wednesday, 31 May 2017 02:30 PM

    Don't miss Chathura Putha. What about offering him the post of minister of sport.. He was a talented cricketer who had played in England as well.

    ceylon Wednesday, 31 May 2017 02:35 PM

    most important erandr silvaranjan promoted is good but not enough at all.they must give more responsible minister ships.why not ajith perera too. via DM Android App

    suhaib Wednesday, 31 May 2017 02:45 PM

    Dr. Harsha de Silva is derserve for Finance minister too. via DM Android App

    Lankan Wednesday, 31 May 2017 03:20 PM

    Waste of time, you can only shuffle what is available!

    Citizen Ash Wednesday, 31 May 2017 03:33 PM

    Better outsource the country management with proper SLAs and accountability via DM Android App

    jonny.T Wednesday, 31 May 2017 04:01 PM

    Yes and masters of none.

    axe Wednesday, 31 May 2017 08:02 PM

    WHO ASKED.... via DM Android App


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